The defending champions of the FIFA World Cup, France are not in the ideal form before the World Cup. The team has been struggling at the international events off-late. It began first with their dreadful performance at the Euros and then it was their poor performance at the Nations League. The team is studded with top performers. They need to strike a balance and play together as a team to defend their title. Here is a look at the details of the France team:
France Football Team expected Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022:
- Kylian Mbappe (Striker/Forward)
- Karim Benzema (Striker/Forward)
- Christopher Nkunku (Striker/Forward)
- Paul Pogba (Midfielder)
- B Kamara (Midfielder)
- Adrien Rabiot (Midfielder)
- Mateo Guendouzi (Midfielder)
- Joules Kunde (Defender)
- Ibrahima Konate
- Presnel Kimpembe
- Mike Maignan (Goalkeeper)
- Antoine Griezmann (Striker)
- Hugo Loris (Goalkeeper)
- Ederson (Goalkeeper)
- Ousmane Dembele (Midfielder)
- Raphael Varane (Defender)
- N’Golo Kante (Midfielder)
- Benjamin Pavard (Defender)
Strengths of the France Football Team:
The strength of the France team lies in their attack. They have a plethora of players who can make several impactful performances. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and N’Golo Kante can flip games on their head. Pogba and Kante have a good rhythm while playing with each other. Pogba becomes a different player while playing for his nation.
Weakness is evident in the defense. Benjamin Mendy’s absence has cost the team a lot. The team is over-relying on Presnel Kimpembe. The performances have to come from Raphael Varane and the other senior players. The other option can be to play N’Golo as a complete CDM and play Pogba as the attacking one. But is up to the manager to deal with this.
Opportunities for the France Football Team:
The biggest opportunity comes for the French team as a whole to defend their title. It rarely happens that a team can effectively defend its title on the global stage. On an individual level, it is for Eduardo Camavinga. Camavinga has been the talk of the town ever since he made the move to Real Madrid. Further, a lot will rely on Kylian Mbappe who will be expected to emulate his performance in 2018.
The biggest threat is an idiom known as “Too many cooks spoil the broth”. The team has just too many elite players. They have to be effectively managed. Ego issues cannot appear on the pitch. It will all rely on the French team management to make sure that all these powerful individuals remain on the same page.
France Football Team Schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2022:
|Tuesday, Nov. 22||France vs. AUS/UAE/PER||2 p.m.||Al Janoub|
|Saturday, Nov. 26||France vs. Denmark||11 a.m.||Stadium 974|
|Wednesday, Nov. 30||Tunisia vs. France||10 a.m.||Education City|
To read more go to Argentina: FIFA World Cup 2022 SWOT Analysis, Players, Starting XI, Matches, Timings, All You Need to Know.
To know more go to the official website of France Football.